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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Introduction: UVic Law Careers Guide ...................................................................................................................................... 1-3

    How to use the Law Careers Guide ...................................................................................................................................................2

    First Year Law (1L) Students .........................................................................................................................................................2

    Second Year Law (2L) Students ....................................................................................................................................................2

    Third Year Law (3L) Students ........................................................................................................................................................2

    Co-op Students .............................................................................................................................................................................3

    Part One: Career Resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-11

    UVic Law Careers Office (LCO) ..........................................................................................................................................................4

    Law Co-op Program ...........................................................................................................................................................................5

    Canadian Law School Careers Offices ...............................................................................................................................................7

    Web Resources .................................................................................................................................................................................8

    Part Two: Career Planning .................................................................................................................................................... 12-61

    Private Practice ...............................................................................................................................................................................12

    Large Firms .................................................................................................................................................................................12

    Mid-Size Firms ............................................................................................................................................................................15

    Boutique Law Firms ....................................................................................................................................................................17

    Small Firms .................................................................................................................................................................................19

    Rural Law in British Columbia .....................................................................................................................................................22

    Main Areas of Practice ....................................................................................................................................................................24

    Aboriginal Law ............................................................................................................................................................................24

    Civil Litigation .............................................................................................................................................................................25

    Corporate/Commercial Law .......................................................................................................................................................27

    Criminal Law ...............................................................................................................................................................................29

    Environmental Law .....................................................................................................................................................................30

    Family Law ..................................................................................................................................................................................32

    Intellectual Property Law ...........................................................................................................................................................33

    Labour and Employment Law .....................................................................................................................................................35

    Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) ......................................................................................................................36

    Public and Private International Law ..........................................................................................................................................38

    Tax Law .......................................................................................................................................................................................40

    Government Organizations .............................................................................................................................................................41

    Public Interest Organizations ..........................................................................................................................................................47

    In-House Counsel ............................................................................................................................................................................50

    Alternative and Non-Traditional Career Options ............................................................................................................................54

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    Part Three: Summers ............................................................................................................................................................ 62-76

    Your 1L Summer ..............................................................................................................................................................................62

    Your 2L Summer ..............................................................................................................................................................................63

    The Recruitment Process and On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) ....................................................................................................64

    2019 2L Summer Application Deadlines ....................................................................................................................................65

    ViLaw Portal Instructions ......................................................................................................................................................66 To Apply or Not to Apply .......................................................................................................................................................68

    After OCIs ..............................................................................................................................................................................69

    Intent to Call E-mails .............................................................................................................................................................70

    Call Day and In-Firm Interviews ............................................................................................................................................70

    Offer Date .............................................................................................................................................................................71

    Other 2L Summering Options ...............................................................................................................................................71

    Internships ......................................................................................................................................................................................72

    Volunteer Opportunities .................................................................................................................................................................76

    Part Four: Articles ................................................................................................................................................................. 77-89

    Articling…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….77

    Where to Apply? .................................................................................................